Have you ever heard of the Baader-Meinhof effect? Basically it’s a cognitive illusion in which, once you become aware of something, you notice it everywhere. For us, 2012 meant a year of noticing wigs in every single aspect of our lives. From TV shows like Vampire Diaries to movies like Liz & Dick to meat space like celebrities’ heads, we couldn’t blink without seeing yet another wig. Nor did we want to.
For example, did anyone else see The Hobbit? Critics turned up their nose at the film’s length, but no one breathed a word about all the magnificent dwarf wigs. (It’s better this way. It was a delightful surprise.) While we try to figure out how to obtain a braided-beard-attached-to-a-toupee wig like ol’ Bombur, check out the best of the best of 2012′s wigs. Lindsay Lohan…you did us proud. Did we miss any winners? Please tell us. We genuinely want to know!
If you’re surprised by the fact Taylor Swift was named #1 on DoSomething.org‘s top 20 Celebs Gone Good 2012, then clearly you have only been reading our Harry Styles-related TSwift posts. She didn’t get an award from both Michelle Obamaandthe Kennedys this year for nothing! In between dating every hot guy in the United States and Britain and gasping in comical shock at her own success, Taylor has managed to squeeze in quite a number of impressive charitable acts this year, the sweetest of which have helped…
While some of us might have rejoiced in the announcement of a Chad Johnson sex tape the way Ralphie rejoiced at getting a Red Ryder air rifle, Ochocinco himself was busy calling the Federal Bureau of Investigation to find out who leaked it. You know, because it’s illegal to steal and release someone’s sex tape without their permission? The wide receiver acknowledged yesterday that the leaked footage does feature him and two lady friends in a Florida hotel room, but says that the video is approximately three years old. Oh lord, yesterday was Christmas! Imagine your dad having to step away from the family party to call the FBI about his leaked sex tape. We hope Chad’s kids got the gift of zero Internet access this week…
While only segments of the sex tape have appeared online, Johnson’s lawyer is allegedly drafting a cease-and-desist letter to have the clips yanked off the web. Johnson believes the tape was stolen from his phone, which hopefully means the FBI will be able to track down his hacker just like they tracked down Christopher Chaney, the hacker who received ten years in prison for stealing nudes of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and several other celebs. May the Johnson kids ring in the New Year by not having kids at school tease them about their dad’s sex tape, and to all a good night!
How can a show Adam Levine once called “the decline of Western Civilization” end up being one of the highest-rated cable shows this fall? Well, how many other shows feature an adorable kid, non-stop farting, extreme couponing and a pet chicken named Nugget? As far as we know, just Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. At this rate it would have been criminal not to make Honey Boo Boostar Alana Thompson and her family into a reality show. At least that’s what TV viewers 18-to-49 seem to think. Love them or love to hate them, you can’t possibly be surprised that Honey Boo Boo is number four on our 12 Celebs That Dominated 2012 list.
This is not a drill. This is Ryan Gosling holding a baby and being adorable. We know it basically looks like a less violent Drive and maybe they had to dress down Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes to achieve it, but are we wrong in thinking Ryan Gosling has never been hotter than he is in the new Place Beyond The Pines trailer? Obviously we were going to enjoy the baby, the romancing and the motorcycle, but who knew we were this into a bad bleach job and face tattoos? Just kidding, we knew all along. We realized you might know too, which is why we screencapped the gloriousness that is Ryan Gosling for your convenience:
We’re not exactly sure how divorces usually work (We gave up on our law degree to blog about Miley Cyrus’ dogs!), but a year seems like more than enough time for Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore to conclude that they really don’t want to be married to each other any more. Really. Us Weekly reports that Ashton filed divorce papers with the L.A. Superior Court today, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. We’re not saying his move has anything to do with his months-long relationship with Mila Kunis, but you know how it is: every woman dreams of one day dating a guy who isn’t currently married to Demi Moore. Blame all those Disney princess movies!
According to TMZ, Kutcher isn’t requesting spousal support, and asked that Moore be denied any requests to get spousal support in return. (We imagine that isn’t such an unusual request when both parties are millionaires.) The other reason we’re psyched to see Demi and Ashton’s six-year marriage come to an official close? It’s been almost a year since Moore entered rehab after what seemed to be a drug-related medical emergency. Now she’s looking healthy, hanging out with Lenny Kravitz and kissing 26-year-old art dealers. Seems like the right time to turn the page.
You’ve returned unto us, Jim Carrey! While we love that the trailer for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone contains a variety of delights from bedazzled velvet jumpsuits to Alan Alda to Steve Buscemi in a luxurious blond wig, the most exciting part by far is seeing Jim Carrey back on top of his comedy game as a David Blaine/Criss Angel hybrid. We couldn’t be happier to see him vamping across from Steve Carell‘s earnest magician lead. It’s been a while since Jim Carrey’s been known for anything but that creepy Emma Stone video and disappointing Jenny McCarthy. A long while.
Since 2004, in fact. That’s not say last year’s Mr. Popper’s Penguins wasn’t adorable (Was it? We didn’t even see it), but the last couple years have been a comedic drought for Carrey. While the actor killed it 2009′s I Love You Phillip Morris, other films like Yes Man, Fun With Dick and Jane and that weird CGI version of A Christmas Carol were pretty big misses. As people raised on Liar, Liar, it was a hard time to get through. But now? His wig alone seems worth the price of admission. First Chris Tucker, now Jim Carrey. Welcome back, gentlemen. We really, really missed you and your hysterical high-pitched screams.
Just so we’re clear: the only reason anyone would call anyone an ethnic slur is because they are a drooling moron. Beyond that, however, there has to be some kind of reason as to why Ukrainian politician Igor Miroshnichenko would call Ukrainian-born Mila Kunis an anti-Semitic slur. On Facebook. Where other people can read it. According to TMZ, Miroshnichenko wrote that the Ted actress is not a real Ukrainian because she is a “zhydovka,” which is apparently a derogatory slur about a Jewish woman. So again…what? Why would Mila Kunis even come up as a target of hate speech? We go days, sometimes weeks, without thinking of Mila Kunis, and when we do, it almost never ends in a Facebook rant!
Even stranger still is the response of the Ukrainian government after Jewish organizations like the U.S.’s Simon Wiesenthal Center (naturally) took umbrage at the politician’s slur. Apparently the government claimed that there is no scandal because the term “appears in the Ukrainian dictionary as a term for a Jew that isn’t necessarily a slur.” Yeah…we’re pretty sure any word that finishes the thought “you are not a real Ukrainian because you are a ____” is officially an insult. Plus there are plenty of antique race-related words in the English dictionary we would never utter aloud, let alone post it to any social media platform. So we’re back to square one. Any Ukrainian readers want to offer any insight into this hot mess? After you’re done heaving an exhausted sigh?
If you’ve looked at Miley Cyrus‘ Twitter at any point for any amount of time, you obviously know one thing: the woman loves her dogs! She loves pups Floyd, Happy, Mary Jane, Ziggy (her gift to Liam Hemsworth) and the late Lila so much in fact, she is constantly smooching them, a habit some haters seem to take umbrage with. “If one more person tweets me I’m gross for f—ing kissing my puppies I am gonna show you some real sick s— people do to dogs ok,” Cyrus raged last night. Haha, oh Miley! That’s the opposite of what everyone wants to see!
On one hand, we get it. There might be an upward limit on the number of dog kisses some people want to see online in a day. On the other hand…haven’t you ever smooched an adorable pup? Are we the only ones who understand the slobbery joy of dog love? Are the haters really so immune to man’s best friend? So we thought we’d get Miley’s back by hyping her cutest pup smooching pics for your enjoyment. If you still think it’s gross, we think Miley put it best: “It’s all love. Remember what Thumper said “If you don’t have something nice to say shut the hell up!” Or something like that.” Indeed.
It’s been quite a year for Justin Bieber. Oh, we don’t mean his musical career or relationship with Selena Gomez. We’re referring to all the truly weird scandals he has somehow gotten himself embroiled in. For example, now the hamster community hates the Biebs for giving his pet Pac away to a fan. “The moment that hamster was handed off to a screaming girl in a harsh, frenzied environment was likely the moment it gazed at the short path to its doom,” claimed the California Hamster Association, who honestly sound like the most amazing pack of divas we could ever hope to meet. It’s not like the fan immediately ate the hamster or anything. To our knowledge. It seems fitting that Justin finishes out the year with a new odd scandal after the parade of weirdness that has plagued him for the last twelve months…